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Old 3 Feb 2015, 20:08 (Ref:3500581)   #766
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France, Germany, constant threats to the British GP, I'm almost convinced that Formula 1 actively tries erase both it's history and it's fan base. There was also the Italian GP incident last year. The management is AWFUL and how the pinnacle of motorsports has got to such a pathetic and obnoxious state of affairs is due to it being run by an isolated, corrupt group of rich men who only run it to get richer. It's clear that they no longer care about the fans or the history or anything really unless it results in them getting lots of money in a short space of time.

This short-sightedness is killing Formula 1 and giving motorsport in general a bad name. It's frankly hopeless. What makes it worse is that when the 'organisers' decide that they do care about the fans, they do it in a way that suits them and end up making the whole situation a lot worse than it was. For the good of motorsport it's time that something changed dramatically, quickly, but also sensibly.

So, is anyone tempted to join me in this glorious revolution against the evil capitalist ruling class?

Edit: Maybe there should be an experimental socialist version of F1 where all winnings are shared out equally, drivers are paid no less than mechanics, press releases constantly ridicule Mr E, and maybe there can even be satellite series' such as the people's FR3.5. Because Formula is run by the people, for the people.
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Old 3 Feb 2015, 20:09 (Ref:3500582)   #767
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In a way, I hope its a wake up call to F1 in general if the German race doesn't happen. I feel sorry for the fans who actually want to attend, but maybe its a good thing if there is no race. Maybe it could mean lower ticket prices or lower race fees for circuits. Germany has such good motorsport, i'm not surprised if people are tuning into other things rather than F1. Good for them if that's the case.
I've learnt that Eccelstone is immune to wake up calls. German fans ,who are still interested, aren't too badly done by - Austria and Belgium is within striking distance. But it's disrespectful and I expect German interest will plunge further. Not to mention keeping VW group in their state of perpetual disinterest. No GP in France nor Germany. Unthinkable until a few years ago.
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Old 3 Feb 2015, 21:12 (Ref:3500605)   #768
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To be fair to Bernie (I know, what am I saying?!?!) it seems like this episode has got nothing to do with him but rather with a dodgy set of owners who, like Bernie, are oblivious to the differences between legal and illegal.
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Old 3 Feb 2015, 21:17 (Ref:3500608)   #769
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To be fair to Bernie (I know, what am I saying?!?!) it seems like this episode has got nothing to do with him but rather with a dodgy set of owners who, like Bernie, are oblivious to the differences between legal and illegal.
I'm sorry but in order to retain credibility I must censor these comments.

Whatever's happening is a complete farce, that is a certainty.
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Old 3 Feb 2015, 21:21 (Ref:3500610)   #770
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F1 is a big cashcow. F1 top dogs could clear this German "misunderstanding" up if they wanted to tomorrow. As it is, there's enough Sheik's with big bank balances to keep the F1 top dogs in their Marie Anroinette stupor.
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To be fair to Bernie (I know, what am I saying?!?!) it seems like this episode has got nothing to do with him but rather with a dodgy set of owners who, like Bernie, are oblivious to the differences between legal and illegal.
He mentioned moving the GP to Hockenhiem a few weeks ago but had no agreement with them. However they loose money on GP's and cannot afford to run another GP at the sort of rate Bernie charges.

Even the travel companies seem to be confused as to where the German GP is being held.
http://www.leger.co.uk/tours/ggp/ger...oach/Itinerary
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The Nurburgring have been surprised by Bernie's comments as they had a confidentiality agreement. That might suggest that feel a GP could happen.

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Old 4 Feb 2015, 09:36 (Ref:3500781)   #773
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The solution to GP problem is simple, get rid of Bernie. (Well, in fact, ideally the teams should get together and form a new championship. )
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The teams could note vote on where to eat lunch .. Form a new series ? I doubt it very much ...
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The solution to GP problem is simple, get rid of Bernie. (Well, in fact, ideally the teams should get together and form a new championship. )
Unfortunately, I think the teams have a rather short termist, self-serving view and will be happy to stick with Bernie; it's so much easier than setting up their own series.
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They tried this, it didn't happen (FOTA).

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I agree it's time for Bernie to go. But anyone who remembers the Indycar split in the 90s, should know why we should avoid a split series at all costs.
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Nico Rosberg's take on the potential loss of the German GP.

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The Nurburgring has made Bernie a new offer they are awaiting a reply. Bernie can take all the profits and organise the GP!

http://www.grandprix.com/ns/ns29922.html

I seem to remember him doing such things in the dim and distant past.
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The Nurburgring has made Bernie a new offer they are awaiting a reply. Bernie can take all the profits and organise the GP!

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I seem to remember him doing such things in the dim and distant past.
That's pretty much what he does with those Gulf State GPs, isn't it and isn't Qatar coming online next year?
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